Kolkata Knight Riders will feel confident as they have win their Opening Game against Hyderabad and will have a slite advantage.
Mumbai Indians will try to be better than previous outing and find the adequate balance for the team.
Both Teams have got Quality in their Bowling Lineup in Pace and Spin Department.
In Today's Encounter , Kolkata Knight Riders will square off Against Mumbai Indians in the 5th Match of IPL 2021 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Kolkata Knight Riders are coming off from a crucial win in their opening Match against Hyderabad. Nitish Rana looked in sublime touch scoring a 80 Runs. Addition of Shakid Al Hasan will give the leverage in both batting and bowling. Rahul Tripathi, Morgan and DK will form the middle order and onus will be on Dre Russ for the finishing touch. Bowling also looks composed with Cummins and Krishna opening the Attack. They've also got quality Spinners in the form of Shakib and Varun.
Mumbai Indians are always been slow starters in the Tournament and would like to get on their own as the Tournament progresses. But they would like to perform better this time around as they have also got power in Batting Lineup with Rohit and Lynn opening. Kishan and Surya in the middle order. Pandya Brothers and Pollard stretches the batting order for Mumbai. Bumrah and Trent Boult are the Spearhead of the Pace Attack and have done well. Krunal Pandya and Rahul Chahar will be the spinners in business for the Indians.
Pitch at MA Chidambaram Stadium has always assisted the Spinners. As the Match goes on pitch tends to become slow and assist the spinners. Average Batting score this season has been 170+ this season.
Winning the Toss and Fielding first have been the trend soo far this season . In today's match also team winning the Toss would like to field first and chase down the given total.
Charges - 2000/- Per Match